• Cloud Developer

    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2020 5:30 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



    • 10 years of experience developing comprehensive and innovative technical solutions
    • 2 years experience with 1 of the 3 major cloud service providers (Amazon, Microsoft, or Google)
    • Experience architecting and migrating on-premises applications into a cloud platform
    • Able to recognize architectural design problems and make recommendations, and help implement changes required to meet customer requirements and system demand
    • Has the experience to set standards and ensure best practices are used within the Customer's environment
    • Used to working at enterprise scale, and in highly secure environments
    • Experienced and comfortable in an AWS / Linux Environment


    Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cloud Developer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. 


    The team this position supports is leading a large government organization's move into the cloud. The goal is to provide the tools, technology, and blueprints to enable the organization to easily, quickly, and securely transition to the cloud and adopt best practices. This team is filled with VERY experienced individuals that are always looking at technology trends to improve effectiveness.




    A Strong Candidate Will Have These Skills:

    • Expert coding / troubleshooting shell scripts
    • Significant Linux Knowledge able to build or troubleshoot systems
    • Significant knowledge in AWS knows most best practices and services that can be leveraged
    • Significant experience with Infrastructure as Code
    • Works wells with others
    • Has experience working in high scale environments
    • Has worked securing Linux Systems

    These Skills Are a Plus:

    • Expert in some sort of Infrastructure as Code
    • Has worked with similar technologies listed below
    • Expert in CI/CD
    • Capable of architecting, building, managing, and maintaining enterprise applications in an immutable environment where servers are short lived and increase and decrease in numbers on a regular and unpredictable basis with load
    • Ability to take a COTS product and design server infrastructure based on best practices that will perform under heavy load



    • Responsible for developing the cloud service delivery models and architectural framework to enable
      • platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
      • software as a service (SaaS)
      • data as a service (DaaS)
    • Duties include analyzing and recommending which applications, services and applications can move, migrate, and/or deployed into a cloud environment
    • Continuously evaluates available services and makes recommendations to the government on strategies for implementation.
    • Responsibilities include:
      • Strategies for failure/recovery
      • Cost optimization
      • Benefit analysis of cloud, cloud agnostic, and on-premises services


    • Performs software requirements analysis, participates in research, designs, develops and tests software and tools, to include development of new work products or enhancing existing applications, systems or embedded products
    • Codes, tests, integrates and documents software solutions
    • Applies principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the development of complex software and architectures
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, market trends, state of technology and industry, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Participates in internal review of software components and systems
    • Receives little instruction on day-to-day work
    • More often responsible to define the scope, schedule and expectations for the work they execute or lead
    • Independently determines approach to solutions
    • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
    • Contributes and accountable to the completion of major programs and projects
    • Responsible for resolution of significant and diverse problems and issues of broad scope and complexity
    • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees and teams
    • Builds stable working relationships internally


    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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